Women in Data Science Ottawa aims to have an impact on Canada’s tech conference scene

For Alyson Gaffney, Carlton University's bachelor of engineering program provided an early glimpse at the gender imbalance which has long plagued the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. She estimates that during

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Want more women on your workforce? Ignore ‘fit,’ panel says

Companies that find themselves with a dearth of female applicants, high turnover among women employees, or low estrogen in their boardrooms should consider embracing quotas, ignoring what their instincts say "good" employees look

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Leaders in Davos stress diversity and inclusion of women in tech

There was a reoccuring discussion amidst all the talk about world economies and the future impact of tech on society at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos: Inequality between men and women.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Tech firms can leverage their industry to build diverse sales teams, PointClickCare VP Joan Leroux says

In an industry frequently - and accurately - criticized for its lack of gender diversity, Mississauga, Ont.-based senior care cloud platform developer PointClickCare is bucking the trend - and its chosen field might

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag wins Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award

From a shortlist that included Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, Internet-muzzling Chinese leader Xi Jinping, and last year's winner, noted Twitter user Donald Trump, a movement defined by a hashtag has emerged as

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto remains Canada’s top tech market, but Waterloo is fastest-growing: CBRE

A new report from CBRE Group Inc. has found that while Toronto remains Canada's top market for tech talent by a substantial margin, the Waterloo region is growing at more than twice the

Published on: November 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau want to see more women as managers and entrepreneurs

TORONTO - Jack Ma didn't think there was anything out of the ordinary about his company. During his Sept. 25 appearance at Gateway '17, a Toronto event organized by Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers using mentorship programs to foster women in the workplace

ITBusiness.ca takes some time during the 2017 Women in the IT Channel recognition luncheon, held in Toronto on Aug. 17, to talk with Kendall Milne Bancroft, director of retail enterprise sales at Rogers Communications, about

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs